Official Press Release
Phoenix, Ariz. – Atomic Comics, an Arizona-based comic book retailer, held its first Great Atomic Giveaway earlier this year in concert with the launch of its new Web site at www.atomiccomics.com. More than 70 prizes were awarded, with the grand prize of a trip to New York City to be editor-in-chief for a day of Marvel Comics going to Glendale, Ariz. resident Chris Genung.
Genung will fly to New York in February to spend the day with Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, sitting in on editorial meetings, approving art, and getting a behind the scenes look into what's in store for Marvel's biggest characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, the X-Men and The Fantastic Four.
"This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any comic book fan," said Mike Malve, owner of Atomic Comics. "We really wanted to launch our new Web site in a big way and we were thrilled to be able to pull together such a unique and exciting package of prizes."
David Kryzys of River Grove, Ill. will be heading in the other direction, flying to Phoenix on Nov. 4 for a $1,000 shopping spree at Atomic Comics' store in Chandler, Ariz. Kryzys signed up for the contest at a comic book convention in Chicago this summer.
Other big winners include: Anthony Dimarcantonio of Mundelein, Ill., who'll be immortalized by comic book artist Josh Howard in an upcoming issue of Dead @ 17; Bryan Tillman of Alexandria, Va., who picked up some very rare original art from Steve Dillon's comic Wolverine: Origins; Bradley Denny of Winnebago, Ill., who will be featured as a villain in an upcoming Alan Heinberg comic; and Brian Wetherington of Durham, N.C., who nabbed a Mark Millar-autographed copy of the script to Civil War #1.
Other prizes included Civil War #1 Michael Turner variants signed by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven and Atomic Comics gift certificates. The complete list of winners is available on Atomic Comics' Web site at www.atomiccomics.com.